ethical consumption


Shopping for change

Watching coverage of the Rana Plaza factory collapse outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, in April 2013 was a startling wake-up call for many. As the death toll…


The captive animal entertainment industry

The captive animal industry is almost exclusively oriented towards human entertainment, even while words like “education,” “research,” and “conservation” are commonly used. The fusion of…


Ethical consumption is futile

Two common articulations of ethical consumption in our milieu are meat-free living and reliance on fair-trade, organic products. The person who decides to take up…


Veganarchism

The debate between the merits of so-called lifestyle activism versus those of revolutionary action is a hot-button issue on the left. There are those content…